Anastasia Karandinou

Dr Anastasia Karandinou

Senior Lecturer

Department of Architecture & Visual Arts , School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)

Dr Anastasia Karandinou is a practicing architect and a senior lecturer at the University of East London in the area of Architecture+Design. She has taught at the University of Portsmouth and at the University of Edinburgh and done research in the areas of architectural design, urbanism, digital media, interactive design, architecture and neuroscience. She represented Greece in the 11th Venice Biennale of Architecture as the main curator of the 'Athens by Sound' project'; her research and design projects have been broadly published, and her latest book, 'No Matter', was recently published by Routledge - Taylor and Francis.

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Architecture and Neuroscience:

On-going cross-disciplinary project carried out in collaboration with partners from UK Universities and external organisations. This project is developing and refining tools and methods for associating what is happening in one's brain with the physical parameters of the space around them. Each stage of the project comprises of a series of experiments which explore the human experience in a different environments and lead to different specific applications and practical outputs.

Architecture and Sound (2005-2010):

This cross-disciplinary project examines urban and interior environments through the notion of sound. The first round of experiments involved sound recordings and interactive installations in Edinburgh. Collaborators - including Dr Martin Parker and Dr Vangelis Lympouridis - contributed to key-stages of this project. The second round of the project involved sound recordings in Athens and an interactive installation in the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2008). It was implemented by the cross-disciplinary team 'Athens-by-Sound', led by Anastasia Karandinou.

Architecture and the Digital:

This project explored through theoretical investigations and design applications the way in which media influence in way in which architects - and also users - perceive, inhabit and design spaces. Some of the outputs of this project are presented in the book 'No Matter: Theories and Practices of the Ephemeral in Architecture', published in 2013 with Routledge - Taylor and Francis. 

PhD applications are welcome in the above thematic areas.



'No Matter', published by Routledge - Taylor and Francis.

All other publications

  • Karandinou, A. (2014), Opening up Architectural Dichotomies beyond sensing spaces, LOBBY,1;119.
  • Karandinou, A. (2013), No Matter: Theories and practices of the ephemeral in architecture, Ashgate. [ISBN 978-1-4094-6628-4]
  • Karandinou, A. (2012), Peer-assessment as a process for enhancing critical thinking and learning in design disciplines, Transactions Journal, CEBE, Vol.9:1
  • Karandinou,A., et al. (2012), Athens by Sound, In 'On Show: Temporary Design Fairs, Events and Exhibitions', Ginko Press.
  • Karandinou, A. (2012), 360-Degrees: Hybrid environments as a research tool, 'Virtual Worlds Conference', The University of Edinburgh, May 2012.
  • Karandinou, A. (2011), Beyond the binary, EAAE-ENHSA 'Rethinking the Human in Technology-Driven Architecture', CMA, Chania.
  • Karandinou, A. (2011), Augmented Places: Educational Environments and the Sense of 'Play', INTED 2011, Valencia
  • Karandinou, A., Lympouridis, V. (2009), Hybrid meeting places; from a real-scale 'chat-room' to an augmented public bus stop, in Voyatzaki, M.(Ed.) (2010), The Design and Fabrication of Innovative forms in a continuum. CAM.
  • Karandinou, A., (2009), Athens by Sound and Sound mappings, Metalocus (024). Karandinou, A., (2009), Athens Sound Mapping, Frame (67)
  • Karandinou, A. (Ed.) (2009), Transilient Boundaries, Edinburgh Architecture Research (EAR 32).
  • Karandinou, A., Parker, M. (2009), Sonic Fields, Field-Work 6th AHRA Conference, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art.
  • Karandinou, A., Koutsoumpos, L., Coyne, R. (2008), Hybrid studio matters: Ethnomethodological documentary of a tutorial, Proceedings; Critical Digital International Conference, Harvard University.
  • Karandinou, A., (2008), 'Athens by Sound', in Out There; Architecture Beyond Building, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Marsilio.
  • Karandinou, A., (Ed.) (2008), Athens by Sound, Athens: Futura.
  • Karandinou, A., Koutsoumpos, L. (2008), Performing Mimetic Mapping, Footprint Journal (02).
  • Karandinou, A. (2007), Invisible Techtonics, Proceedings of the Tectonics Making Meaning Conference, TU Eindhoven
  • Karandinou, A., Al-Attili, A. (2007), Conscious Interaction with immaterial space: Augmented reality of everyday life, in Embodying Virtual Architecture ASCAAD, Alexandria
  • Karandinou, A. (2006), Light Bridges, Luis Fernandez-Galiano(Ed.), Light of Tomorrow, Arquitectura Viva.